Thanking God for VBS

Thanking God for VBS

            As I write this, we have finished two days of VBS and are into our third here at HLPC.  Over 115 kids have been a part of “The Incredible Race.”   This curriculum focuses on the gospel message and how it is intended for all people from every tongue, tribe, and nation- the human race that descended from Adam and Eve.

            I know this sounds repetitive every year, but I must say yet again that it is so encouraging to see so much of the HLPC family united in ministry and service this week.  We have all ages involved in VBS.  It’s a great week.  Most of the children here are from outside of our church family so it is truly a community outreach.

            Thank you for your prayers.  Please continue to pray that God gives stamina and energy to our team.  This is a fun but tiring week for all.  Pray for fun, safety, and above all, that God’s Spirit penetrates hearts with His truth so that Jesus is magnified and the gospel is clearly proclaimed.

            We thank God for VBS.  We thank Him for the willing hands and hearts that are here to do ministry.  It is a joy to have this tangible experience of life in the body of Christ.

Paul Bankson

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).